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Unused data to be carried over

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 27 April 2018  -  199 Views  -  0 Comments
Cellphone companies will now be required to provide customers with an option to rollover unused data, as part of a set of new regulations announced Thursday by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). The regulations are seen as victory for millions of consumers who have... Read Article
…as protests spread  - “These are politics”

Police continue to investigate arson at Moqhaka offices

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 27 April 2018  -  398 Views  -  0 Comments
Last weekend saw the Moqhaka Local Municipality offices in Steynsrus torched by angry protestors, and as a result the daily functions of the municipality have almost halted, affecting many in the area.The incident occurred after a group of protestors took to the streets since Sunday, breaking and... Read Article

Freedom Day for Ramaphosa in Mangaung

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 27 April 2018  -  163 Views  -  0 Comments
Mangaung will host the 2018 National Freedom Day celebration which will mark  24 years of freedom from apartheid, colonial oppression and two decades of constitutional democracy. The event, which will be addressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, will be held at the Dr Rantlai Petrus Molemela stadium... Read Article

Dr Skweyiya to be laid to rest

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 21 April 2018  -  176 Views  -  0 Comments
The late Dr Zola Skweyiya will be laid to his final resting place on Saturday at the Pretoria East Cemetery. President Cyril Ramaphosa has accorded Dr Skweyiya a Special Official Funeral Category 1 which includes military honours. Since the President issued the declaration, South African flags... Read Article

Premier addresses security learners

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  181 Views  -  0 Comments
At a packed Mangaung Indoor Sport Centre on Monday, Premier Sisi Ntombela addressed those who are currently on extended contracts and performing security duties at various provincial government buildings. "From June 01, the process of appointing security learners will begin earnestly,” said... Read Article

Blind-folding event raises awareness and funds

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  189 Views  -  0 Comments
Zakhele Ekusasa Special Community Learning College in Riverside village in Qwaqwa held a fundraising event last Saturday in a bid to raise funds to buy machines used by the blind students. The college caters for students with different disabilities.According to the principal of the institution,... Read Article

Public opinions

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  258 Views  -  0 Comments
This week saw the start of the Free State provincial departments presenting their 2018/19 financial budget votes in front of the community members in various locations and towns. Dumelang News took to the streets to talk community members about their household monthly budget allocation and the... Read Article

Police to probe Malema assassination plot

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  136 Views  -  0 Comments
Police minister Bheki Cele has asked police commissioner General Khehla Sitole to investigate allegations of assassination plots against EFF leader Julius Malema.Nonkululeko Phokane‚ Cele’s spokesperson‚ said Malema had discussed the issue with the minister.“Malema himself called the minister about... Read Article

Calls to inspect "spaza" shops for listeria

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  140 Views  -  0 Comments
The Economic Freedom Fighters in the Free State Legislature has made a call to the Department of Health to ensure that health inspectors were also deployed to informal traders usually referred to as "Spaza Shops" that are mostly found in black townships where the unemployed and marginalised afford... Read Article
“…baseless and just a political ploy…”

Mangaung refutes “administration” claims

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  150 Views  -  0 Comments
The Council Speaker of the Mangaung Metro Municipality, Councillor Mxolisi Siyonzana rubbished all reports claiming that the only metro municipality in the Free State was likely to be placed under Section 139 which is commonly known as “under administration”. Siyonzana spoke to Dumelang News... Read Article

Township pizza maker making moves

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  148 Views  -  0 Comments
It took him and his team six months to test their market and see if it is worth taking forward, today the business is making its mark in the pizza market.Thaba Nchu entrepreneur, Keorapetse Sebusi shared his journey with Dumelang News. "We started operating Quintos Pizza six months before... Read Article
a reminder of the apartheid regime

Brandfort water crisis

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  201 Views  -  0 Comments
What was expected to be a quiet weekend of mourning for Brandfort residents during the burial of Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, turned into a nasty confrontation when fuming residents set the town and its R30 pay-road alight over what they deemed was an on-going water crisis in their area. During... Read Article
“Cancer is deadly and kills more than HIV/Aids”

The poor to access private hospitals

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  137 Views  -  0 Comments
Both the poor and the rich must have hope that they will access health care services from private institutions without having to pay upfront and the National Health Insurance will reimburse doctors and hospitals for the services they have rendered, MEC of Health, Butana Khompela said on Wednesday... Read Article

Duduzane to be prosecuted

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  132 Views  -  0 Comments
Former President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane is to be prosecuted on a culpable homicide charge for a car accident he was involved in, in 2014 – in which one person was killed. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) made the decision after he failed to present a case as to why he should not be... Read Article

New info on asbestos auditing businessman’s death

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  295 Views  -  0 Comments
Court papers show that a business agreement was allegedly not followed through by the victim of an alleged hit.A man who was gunned down on Bowling Avenue in Sandton last year has allegedly been identified as businessman Ignatius ‘Igo’ Mpambani.According to the Sandton Chronicle, the man’s death is... Read Article

Kroonstad protestors accused of "opportunism"

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  56 Views  -  0 Comments
The protest by over three hundred members of the community from Marabastad, in Kroonstad, has been labelled as an act of opportunism by the Council Whip, Lucky Phoko.This follows an early Wednesday morning demonstration by the group who were dispersed by members of the South African Police Services... Read Article
Family devastated after son’s horrific death

My son is GONE!

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 April 2018  -  112 Views  -  0 Comments
The family of Tsoehlisi in Mafora location, Bloemfontein, is still struggling to recuperate from a horrific pedestrian trampling that claimed the life of a 13-year-old son. Since the terrible news that shocked the whole neighbourhood on Sunday, Puleng Tsoehlisi said she cannot stop thinking or... Read Article
“De Lille has yet to reveal her intentions”- Analyst

Patricia in the red

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 April 2018  -  147 Views  -  0 Comments
BRANDFORT - The leader of the Democratic Alliance in the Free State, Patricia Kopane confirmed to Dumelang News that her attendance to Wednesday’s memorial service of the late freedom fighter Winnie Madikizela-Mandela which was organised by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Brandfort, was to... Read Article

Ntombela mum on Free State cabinet reshuffle

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 April 2018  -  218 Views  -  0 Comments
Since ascending to the top post after replacing ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule these past two weeks, Premier Sefora (Sisi) Ntombela has not touched the subject of a possible reshuffling although she hinted that her administration will not allow laziness in the executive.“I know some of my... Read Article

Judge Molemela expresses shock over SCA

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 April 2018  -  142 Views  -  0 Comments
Judge President Mahube Molemela has described her shock at finding some cold and unfriendly colleagues at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) when she acted as a judge in that court last year. Molemela is one of nine candidates being interviewed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for three... Read Article